Driver in Porter Ranch car crash that killed two teens will face charges, police say
SAN FRANCISCO — A Porter Ranch woman was arrested Monday in the fatal car crash that killed two teens and their friend last Friday, police said.
Cedric Alexander Jr., 19, and Chikia Young, 16, were killed in the crash, which officials have said was drug-related, and the 16-year-old passenger suffered severe injuries.
Alexander and Young were on their way to a drug-overdose victim’s home to pick up medicine when the car overturned on East San Antonio Boulevard near West San Fernando Road.
Police said Young was driving, Alexander was the passenger and Young’s friend was a passenger behind them. They were treated for their injuries at Valley Regional Medical Center.
An autopsy report showed Young died of a drug overdose, according to police.
Police charged Cedric Alexander Jr. with two counts of aggravated vehicle theft and one count of driving while a deported alien after he was arrested Monday along with his girlfriend, who was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Alexander, who lived in the same apartment complex where police said Chikia was a resident, is being held at Santa Clara County Jail on $1 million bail.
She left the country in 2014. Her court-appointed lawyer did not respond to a request for comment from The Times.
Alexander was arrested after officers responded to a domestic violence call and found Young and the friend passed out inside the car, police said. The friend was not injured.
The friend told police Alexander hit him and Young “tore up the back of the car,” a statement from police said. He said Young left in the car but never finished an errand.
He said Young was last seen driving on East San Antonio Boulevard, where she turned right and was hit by another vehicle, police said.
Police said Alexander was the driver in the crash.
The crash happened at 10:20 a.m., seven blocks away from the scene of a fatal car crash where a